Carolina "Cora" (Roybal) Smith (1925 - 2014)

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Carolina (Cora) Roybal Smith, 88, a resident of Los Alamos, went to our Lord on Friday, May 2.

She was born in Jacona to Porfirio and Francisquita Roybal on Oct. 30, 1925. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Smith; daughter, Vera Smith; brothers, Serafin, Joe D., Vicente and Juan; sisters, Reyes, Adela, Dolores and Nestora.

She worked in Los Alamos as a secretary during WWII, where she met her husband of 65 years, Wilson C. Smith Jr. She lived in Los Alamos with her husband and children and worked as a secretary for the AEC, DOE and PanAm.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Wilson C. Smith, Jr. (Smitty); brother-in-law, Gilbert Garduno; children, Ronald Smith and wife Jan, Peggy Anderson, Sandra Fairchild and husband Jeffrey; grandchildren, Byron Smith and wife Julie, Tiana, Keenan and Kyle Smith, Chance, Corey and Kynsie Cohn and numerous other relatives and friends.

A rosary will be recited on Thursday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Pojoaque with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

The family of Carolina (Cora) Roybal Smith has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505- 747-7477
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Published in Los Alamos Monitor from May 13 to May 14, 2014